University of California at Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering | Needham, MA
Discover breakthrough technology in ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY.
You will be exposed to various multi-discipline platforms of Engineering while providing an opportunity to explore game, web and mobile app design using Microsoft developed technology and software. Conference curriculum focuses on the overarching principles of engineering and technology, while also exploring the rapidly evolving and creative world of software, gaming and computer technology.
Build a self-guided vehicle in the ENGINEERING SIMULATION.
Project design and materials management are crucial in the engineering world. Working with a team, you’ll design, construct and program an automated machine that completes functions operating by your rules and protocols. Along the way you’ll learn about material logistics, mechanical stress, design strategies, computer programming and other topics that will give you a glimpse into life as a project engineer.
Think critically and compete in TEAM ENGINEERING CHALLENGES.
One of the best ways to move from theory to application is to participate in competitions like those held at engineering colleges. In the Engineering & Technology conference, you’ll do just that.
As part of an engineering team, you’ll compete in a series of increasingly difficult challenges that will encourage you to think critically and collaborate to achieve common goals. The competition will feel like a fun and challenging game, but it will also bring the theoretical principles of engineering and physics to life.
Learn How to Engineer Your Success — Engineering remains one of the most critical disciplines of modern times. It is the cornerstone of innovation and the genius that takes an inspired idea and makes it a reality. The great new technological challenges of the 21st century will all have one thing in common… they will be faced and conquered by engineers.At the Engineering & Technology Conference you can:
- Dive into the heart of electric vehicle design with a comprehensive case study and simulation that allows for a taste of engineering research methodologies.
- Learn about computer syncing, program writing and uploading and re-programmable microprocessors through the Arduino Circuits Extension Activity.
- Attend workshops and seminars that expose you to:
- circuit design
- sustainable technology
- industrial design
- Hear from educators on advances in scientific knowledge and understand the critical thinking that is essential to solving some of society’s most complex problems.
- Discover how even the simplest of electronic components make possible fascinating tasks in electronic engineering.
- Experience what it’s like to be a first-year college student.
- Get a true sense of what it will be like to be a practicing engineer solving real-world challenges.
- Earn up to two college credits.
Each Conference includes dynamic off-campus guided field excursions:
University of California at Berkeley Conference, Berkeley, CA — Get access to renowned laboratories and witness the birth of new innovations. Meet scientists and attend briefings that open a world of scientific thinking. Take a tour of Cal Berkeley’s campus and explore how university visionaries have focused efforts on sustainable operations. Students will also visit Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA – a trip that will include a careers in technology panel, briefings by university scientists and a tour one the largest University campuses in the world.
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Boston — Tour the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus. Attend lab briefings and be exposed to the raw engineering and robotic challenges MIT students are solving right now. Attend lectures by MIT faculty that will put you at the frontline of innovation. Plus, gain admission to the MIT Museum that showcases MIT’s significant contribution to the expansion of scientific knowledge.
Engineering the Future of the 21st Century
- College Accredited, Academic Curriculum
- Conduct research, analyze information, practice critical thinking, experiment, design and construct models as you practice being the engineering leaders of tomorrow
- Explore foundational matters such as Forces, Energy, Sustainability, Momentum, Vectors & Motion and Aerodynamics
- Apply physics theories to product design and construction
- Engaging Faculty & Guest Speakers
- Gain access to Academic and Professional Leaders in the engineering field
- Speakers may include field experts in various disciplines in engineering; from Computer to Mechanical to BioMedical Engineering
- Program Relevant Field Excursions
- Experience the program content and appreciate regional sites of importance through field excursions designed to complement the academic and skill building objectives of the program
- Field Excursions may include visits to educational venues such as MIT Campus (Boston), MIT Museum (Boston), Museum of Science (Boston), Stanford University (Berkeley) and NASA Exploration Center (Berkeley), each emphasizing real-world aspects of engineering
- Career Focused Skills & Personal Development Workshops
- Formulate a Personal Mission and Vision plan for your future
- Develop and polish skills like Project & Engineering Management, Time Management, Decision Making, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, and Communication
- Explore the opportunities and strategies to advance in program related career fields
- Collegiate Experience & College Enrollment Seminars
- Experience College Life from challenging academics to dormitory living
- Gain an important head start in the Preparation for College and the College Admission Process
- Friends & Support for a Lifetime
- Develop a network of Fellow Scholars, Friends, and Mentors
A DAY AT ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
7:30 - 8:30
|9:00 - 10:30||Lecture and Discussion: Engineering Design|
|11:00 - 12:30||Engineering Activity: Vehicle Production (self propelled vehicle design)|
|12:30 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 - 3:00||Guest Speaker: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|
|3:15 - 5:15||Engineering Simulation: Project Design Preparation|
|5:30 - 6:30||Dinner|
|6:30 - 7:30||Leadership Workshop: Goal Setting and Team Organization|
|7:30 - 8:30||Lecture and Discussion: Critical Thinking|
|8:30 - 10:00||Social Event|
*This is a sample day and examples of lectures, excursions and activities each program may include. All speakers and events are subject to availability and change, without notice, before or after the start of a conference.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
Engineers & Scientists
- Dr. Prasun Desai, Aerospace Engineer, NASA
- Dr. Cherry A. Murray, Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University
- Dr. James D. Plummer, Dean, School of Engineering, Stanford University
- Salman Khan, M.B.A, Khan Academy
- Dr. Henry W. Brandhorst, Director, Space Research Institute
- Dr. Martin Buehler, Chief Robotist & Research Principle Investigator, iRobot
- Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charlie Dean, M.S., Senior Program Manager, Advanced Robotics, Foster-Miller, Inc. - QinetiQ North America
- Dr. Peter G. Forth, Professor and Chairman, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
- Nicholas Fuhrman, Director, The Center of Innovation for Aerospace
- Chris Gaughan, U.S. Army RDECOM Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
- Dr. Steve S. Holt, Professor of Physics, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
- Dr. Carol Livermore, Assistant Professor of Manufacturing, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
- MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team
- Dr. Elise Morgan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
- Robert Quinn, MBA, Vice President, Talon Operations, Foster Miller, Inc.
- Dr. Leslie Robertson, AGIR Chartered Structural Engineer; Chief Engineer, World Trade Center
- Dr. Lakshmi Sankar, Regents Professor and Associate Chair, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech University
- Dr. Mark L. Schattenburg, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Kavli Institute of Astrophysics and Space Research; Director, Space Nanotechnology Laboratory
- Dr. Steve C. Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Dr. Robert J. Wood, Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Dr. Yevgeniya Zastavker, Assistant Professor of Physics, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Engineering Labs & Institutions
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
- Broad Institute
- MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab
- Microsystems Technology Lab
- Humans & Automation Lab
- Plasma Science & Fusion Center
- Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research
- Stanford University
- SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
- Biomimetics And Dexterous Manipulation Lab
- Stanford Nano-characterization Lab
- NASA Exploration Center
LeadAmerica wishes to thank Participating Institutions for generously making their facilities and personnel available to students enrolled in certain LeadAmerica programs.
Dates, Location and Tuition
Complete tuition, enrollment and other conference details can be found in the Application and Enrollment & Other Details included in your invitation package and in the online application.
|Please pay careful attention, as dates may have changed from printed material.||
2013 Summer Engineering & Technology Sessions*
|Location||City||2013 Program Dates||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available|
|Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering||Needham, MA||June 22 - July 1||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering||Needham, MA||July 6 – July 15||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|University of California at Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||July 20 – July 27||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|University of California at Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||July 31 – August 7||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
- One college credit ($475 value)**
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations
- Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations at a University/College dormitory
- All on-campus meals ***
- Course materials and lab fees
- Transportation as needed for off-site activities, briefings and events
- Field trips and social events
- Program Faculty and on-site staff for supervision
- LeadAmerica T-shirt
* Dates and locations are subject to change
** To earn college credit, the student must successfully complete all aspects of the program (see college credit information on our website for more details). The Engineering & Technology conference is accredited for two (2) college credits. Tuition includes the first college credit from Loras College. A second college credit is available at a reduced fee of $299.
*** Students will need spending money for several off-site meals, souvenirs and incidentals.
Students are responsible for their own airfare or other travel costs to and from each conference location.